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Destination Friday for The Bahamas, a smashing success with patrons at African American Research Library
- Apr 17, 2019 - 4:50:56 PM
Some two hundred patrons attended a special ‘”Taste of The Bahamas”
Reception held recently at the African American Research Library and
Cultural Center in Fort Lauderdale. The event, which showcased the
diverse culture of The Bahamas, with special emphasis on Freeport, Grand
Bahama, was part of the Broward County Library Destination Friday’s
program and was facilitated by the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and
The event featured Bahamian entertainment
including a live performance by the Sunshine Junkanoo Group and DJ Levon
Justice Estelle Gray-Evans Sworn In as Acting Chief Justice
- Apr 17, 2019 - 4:30:05 PM
The Hon. Madam Justice Estelle Gary-Evans was sworn in as Acting Chief
Justice by Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General, during a brief ceremony at Government House on
Wednesday, April 17, 2019. At present the Hon. Madam Justice Vera
Watkins, Acting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, is on personal
(BIS Photos/Letisha Henderson)...
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on Prime Minister Minnis
- Apr 17, 2019 - 3:23:05 PM
Prime Minister, the Most Hon. Dr. Hubert Minnis (right) welcomed in a
courtesy call, General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force
Commander, United States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North
American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), April 17, 2019 at the Office
of the Prime Minister.
(BIS Photos/Yontalay Bowe)
Bartlett Hill Primary of Grand Bahama call on the Governor General
- Apr 17, 2019 - 3:15:03 PM
Principal and students of Bartlett Hill Primary School, Eight Mile
Rock, Grand Bahama recently paid a courtesy call upon Her Excellency the
Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling, Governor General, at Government
(BIS Photo/Letisha Henderson)...
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy calls on the Minister of National Security
- Apr 17, 2019 - 2:56:41 PM
General Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, US Air Force Commander, United
States Northern Command (US NORTHCOM) and North American Aerospace
Defense Command (NORAD), pictured left, greets Minister of National
Security, the Hon. Marvin Dames in a courtesy call, April 17, 2019 at
the Ministry. In the group photo, from left are: Commissioner of Police
Anthony Ferguson; Commander of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force
Commodore Tellis Bethel; General O'Shaughnessy; Minister Dames; US
Embassy Charge d'Affaires Stephanie Bowers; and Ministry of National
Security Permanent Secretary (Actg.) Eugene Poitier...
Grand Bahama and South Eleuthera Students call on the Governor General
- Apr 17, 2019 - 12:18:03 PM
Courtesy Calls at Government House:
Students of Preston H. Albury Secondary School, South Eleuthera, paid a
courtesy call on Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite Pindling,
Governor General;and also the
fifth and sixth grade students of Grace Christian Academy, Freeport,
Grand Bahama called upon Her Excellency the Most Hon. Dame Marguerite
Pindling, Governor General, at Government House on Tuesday, April 16,
Murphy Town Hosts Abaco's 'Mega' Multi-School National Arts Festival Performances
- Apr 17, 2019 - 12:00:29 PM
It was standing-room only, as the E. Clement Bethel National Arts
Festival held its second annual "mega" multi-school Abaco adjudications
at the Murphy Town Community Center, April 10, 2019. Students from at
least six public and private schools joined community performers for
more than 30 entries in dance, drama, and music. Students came from as
far away as about 30 miles for S.C. Bootle High School and Cooper's Town
Primary -- in Cooper's Town -- to as near as Patrick J. Bethel High
Local home décor market expands Oasis Furniture, Sea Glass Interior join forces
- Apr 17, 2019 - 11:00:55 AM
Two years after she risked all to open a home décor business with rare
pieces she sourced from around the world, Brooke Phillips-Pyfrom
announced this week Oasis Furniture was celebrating its second
anniversary with its most significant expansion to date – the addition
of a respected in-house interior decorator and designer.
Treco, an amazingly talented interior designer, has joined the Oasis
Furniture team, allowing us to provide in-house design services working
with other designers or with the homeowner,” said Phillips-Pyfrom...
Dames: Installation of New Commissioner – Another Correctional Services Milestone
- Apr 16, 2019 - 11:15:19 PM
Minister of National Security the Hon. Marvin Dames said, on April 15,
2019, that the Handover Ceremony that day was another milestone in the
development of the oldest of the three branches of law enforcement in
The Bahamas: The Bahamas Department of Correctional Services.
rehabilitation and preservation of inmates’ rights is a subject of
particular importance to this administration and it is one of priority
for our Government,” Minister Dames pointed out during the ceremony that
installed Mr. Charles Murphy as the new Commissioner, and recognized
Virtual reading program complements student learning
- Apr 16, 2019 - 8:49:53 PM
The trial version of a virtual reading program that analyzes individual
students’ reading strengths and weaknesses was introduced at the Bahamas
Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) during the spring semester,
resulting in it possibly being implemented in other English classes in
MindPlay gives students a pretest, builds a unique
plan for each student - teaching to the student’s specifics gaps – and a
post test for each level. Eleven students participated in the seven-day
trial, followed by 85 additional students...
GGYA Updates Skills of Hiking Supervisors, Assessors
- Apr 16, 2019 - 6:30:50 PM
Their mission is to safeguard the integrity and reputation of the
Governor General’s Youth Award (GGYA), protecting young persons on
hiking expeditions where youths learn some of life’s biggest lessons in
the least likely locations.
Over the weekend, adventurous journey
supervisors and assessors participated in a workshop designed to equip
them with the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver the section of
the four-part programme loved and dreaded in equal measure...
Sands: Government committed to ensuring right balance of professionals for advancement of healthcare
- Apr 16, 2019 - 5:25:48 PM
The Government of The Bahamas is committed to ensuring that the country
has the right balance of doctors, nurses and all of the other
professionals required for the advancement of healthcare moving forward,
Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane E.L. Sands said Monday.
government has recognized the value of a holistic approach to medicine.
It is more than just doctors and nurses. In order for us to advance our
healthcare system, we need ultrasonographers, radiographers, lab
Ministry of Works-Bahamix Revised Paving Notice for Milo Butler Highway
- Apr 16, 2019 - 4:45:32 PM
Bahamix apologizes for the delay in the start of the paving works
for Milo Butler Highway. Due to unforeseen circumstances, Bahamix in
conjunction with the Civil Designs Section of the Ministry Of Public
Works was forced to alter the resurfacing timeline.
a result, please be advised that the Ministry of Public Works/Bahamix
will be carrying out the previously scheduled Road Preparatory &
Paving Works on Milo Butler Highway from 9:30 am – 2:30 pm, commencing
23rd April 2019 for twelve (12) working days...
Bahamas Maritime Authority Appoints New Managing Director and CEO
- Apr 16, 2019 - 4:15:54 PM
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) has announced the appointment of
Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as its new Managing Director and Chief
Executive Officer. The announcement was made April 11, 2019 at the
Ministry of Transport and Local Government. Captain Hutchinson succeeds
Commodore Davy F. Rolle, who stepped down as managing director last
Minister of Transport and Local Government, the Hon. Renward Wells said that he was pleased to make the announcement...
CCJ Celebrates 14 Years
- Apr 16, 2019 - 2:10:48 PM
The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) is celebrating 14 years of its
operations on Tuesday, 16th April 2019. The Court is marking this
occasion with activities throughout the week. Today, to commemorate the
actual day of the anniversary, the CCJ launched its 2019 Rules of Court
for the Original and Appellate Jurisdictions. The Rules of the Court are
reviewed every two years and the revisions help to further reduce
delay, ensure greater clarity and support advances in court
administration. The judges and the staff of the CCJ held a small
ceremony to celebrate the anniversary and to witness the signing of the
Thousands of Saint Lucians to benefit from Tax Savings under Personal Income Tax Reform
- Apr 16, 2019 - 11:00:32 AM
In a Budget Address that centred on people-centric growth and bringing
relief to Saint Lucians, Prime Minister Honourable Allen Michael
Chastanet announced Personal Income Tax Reform that would see thousands
of low income earners pay less and in some cases no personal income
This is a bold initiative and in keeping with the Government’s promise of less onerous taxes on the people of Saint Lucia...
Bahamas Maritime Authority names Captain Hutchinson as New MD and CEO
- Apr 16, 2019 - 8:30:52 AM
The Bahamas Maritime Authority (BMA) announces the appointment of
Captain Dwain E. Hutchinson as its Managing Director and Chief Executive
Officer. Captain Hutchinson succeeds Commodore Davy F. Rolle, who
stepped down as Director last year.
“Captain Hutchinson brings to
the BMA more than thirty years of knowledge and experience in the
maritime field. He has built a very distinguished career, aboard ship
and ashore, including many years with the BMA,” said BMA Chairman J.
Coalition to Save Clifton Celebrates 20 years
- Apr 16, 2019 - 6:15:51 AM
The Coalition to Save Clifton, known as the first advocacy group
established to appeal to government to keep the western-most coast of
New Providence for Bahamians, recently celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Reverend CB Moss, the coalition’s chairman, brought together key players
in the fight to save Clifton Bay and honoured them in a special
ceremony at Poop Deck, Sandyport on April 10.
Rev Moss noted
that back in 1999, he gathered a team and began appealing for the sacred
spaces in Clifton to be preserved for the history, culture and
enjoyment of Bahamians...
OAS and Latin American Federation of Banks to Cooperate on Cybersecurity
- Apr 15, 2019 - 8:03:09 PM
The Organization of American States (OAS) and the Latin American
Federation of Banks (FELABAN) today signed a cooperation agreement for
capacity development on cybersecurity in Latin America, at a ceremony
held at the headquarters of the hemispheric institution in Washington
General Secretary of FELABAN Giorgio Trettenero said the
agreement "will allow us to unite efforts in a topic of high impact and
importance for the banking of the region such as cybersecurity". He also
recalled that during a recent strategic planning meeting of FELABAN
"Cybersecurity was the issue of highest priority and importance of the
management agenda of the institution."